Quick answer guys. I’m signing up to virgin broadband and they have an offer right now that you either get an amazon echo dot free or £50 credit. I don’t think I want one but I have a feeling these things are the inevitable future. Should I get one or not? I currently use amazon about once a year.
I got one as a gift but the only thing I ended up using it for was to ask it to play radio stations or occasionally for measurements when cooking. Decided it wasn’t enough of a price to pay to have a Bezos listening device in my house so gave it away.
Used it for about a month and asked it inane questions mostly. Tried to use it as an alarm clock but the noise of the alarm playing means it can never hear your instructions to turn the alarm off. Maddening. Never played the radio through it. Never used it to add anything to my shopping list. They’re absolute shite IMO.
Won one in a charity raffle. Use it for Internet radio and to play Spotify, as it is plugged into the main stereo in the living room. Spotify has to be controlled by using a phone or iPad, because the Echo Dot can never find anything via a voice command.